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    Use your mouse to scroll through and view the mural. This mural was created by Brenda Ramos, senior at LA Leadership Academy. It is the final assignment for the Departures LA River Project. Scroll left and right to see the...
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    Use your mouse to scroll through and view the mural. This mural was created by Renee Rivas, junior at LA Leadership Academy. It is the final assignment for the Departures LA River Project. Scroll left and right to view the...
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    Use your mouse to scroll through and view the mural. This mural was created by Arthur Salcedo, senior at LA Leadership Academy. It is the final assignment for the Departures LA River Project....
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    Edgar Garcia grew up in Lincoln Heights near the Main Street bridge, appreciating the bridges and the river underneath them since he was a kid. As the Preservation Planner for the Los Angeles Bridges, he recognizes the importance to renovate...
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    By Angeles Urban Mr. Long is the campus security at Washington Elementary School in Compton, and he is the person responsible for the new garden that Washington Elementary now has. The garden is maintained by his students in his after...
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    By Mariela Bautista Today the Departures class headed out to Richland Farms to get a couple of interviews. This day was particularly hot and sunny. We went to a very congested corner in Richland Farms in a strip mall. We...
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    Chinatown Service Center (CSC) is a non-profit organization that serves people who live in Chinatown. The organization focuses on health, employment, housing, and youth services. I interviewed Larry Lue, the Chief Executive Officer of Chinatown Service Center who gave an amazing interview and told us about the entire organization and how it serves Chinatown as well as other communities in the San Gabriel Valley.
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    Castelar Elementary School is the only public elementary school in the Chinatown area. Castelar is evolving and despite the budget cuts, the school is still improving
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    Departures: Chinatown Student Producers share the story of how their families got to Chinatown.
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    Students from Environmental Charter High School come to Richland Farms in Compton to learn and document its urban agricultural practices.
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    A breakdown of the Departures Youth Voices curriculum divided up into student workshops.
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    Students were asked to critically examine their neighborhood on geographical, social, and personal levels.
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    Maps drawn from memory can sometimes prove more illuminating than the work of an official cartographer. Just take a look at these hand-drawn maps by students at Venice High School.
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    For several weeks, students went out into their community to capture their personal hotspots from their maps. They interviewed family members, store owners, themselves, and even random people off the street. It has been an amazing experience to see them grow during this process.
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    Venice High School students began to record their hotspots for their My Neighborhood & Me project.
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    For Youth Voices, students get to consider mural design and digital panorama production through the development of their own murals.
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    The Departures Youth Voices team of educators and student producers went out to SPARC for the second day of production.
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    After weeks of teaching students at Venice High School the various media production tools, we went out on our first production day and visited the historic Venice Boardwalk. Even though not all the students are from the Venice area,...
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    In Venice, students went to out their personal places and captured them with video, photography, and sound. They filmed video interviews, portraits, snapped pictures, and recorded soundscapes.
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    Workshop #1: Intro to Departures Description: Students producers are introduced to the Departures series, what defines transmedia, the role of media-literacy in our contemporary society, and how media tools can be used to critically examine our communities. As a representation...
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    For the third multimedia production workshop, students were asked to identify all the elements of sound and explain its purpose in the narrative.
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    Student producers at the Chinatown Service Center's Youth Council did some video self-interviews this week as a warm-up for production.
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    KCET Departures takes a look at Chinatown as a hometown, rather than just another tourist destination.
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    The second multimedia production workshop at Venice High School covered video interviews and portraits.
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    Students at Venice High School's New Media Academy have focused on learning various multimedia production tools in preparing them to become Student Producers for Departures: Venice.
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    • My Neighborhood & Me Overview • Computer Basics & Digital Research Tools • Students Create "Meet Me" Project • Show & Tell - Students present their "Meet Me" Projects...
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    • Intro to Mapping • Personal Maps Activity (part of Neighborhood & Me Assignment prompt) • Next Class: Students present their own maps of their neighborhoods and identify locations that are meaningful to them....
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    • Design principles in photography • Photography Activity at school...
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    Use your mouse to scroll through and view the mural. This mural was created by Brenda Ramos, senior at LA Leadership Academy. It is the final assignment for the Departures LA River Project. Scroll left and right to see the...
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    Use your mouse to scroll through and view the mural. This mural was created by Renee Rivas, junior at LA Leadership Academy. It is the final assignment for the Departures LA River Project. Scroll left and right to view the...
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    Use your mouse to scroll through and view the mural. This mural was created by Arthur Salcedo, senior at LA Leadership Academy. It is the final assignment for the Departures LA River Project....
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    Edgar Garcia grew up in Lincoln Heights near the Main Street bridge, appreciating the bridges and the river underneath them since he was a kid. As the Preservation Planner for the Los Angeles Bridges, he recognizes the importance to renovate...
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    By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --> This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is...
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    By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --> This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is...
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    By Angeles Urban Mr. Long is the campus security at Washington Elementary School in Compton, and he is the person responsible for the new garden that Washington Elementary now has. The garden is maintained by his students in his after...
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    By Mariela Bautista Today the Departures class headed out to Richland Farms to get a couple of interviews. This day was particularly hot and sunny. We went to a very congested corner in Richland Farms in a strip mall. We...
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    Chinatown Service Center (CSC) is a non-profit organization that serves people who live in Chinatown. The organization focuses on health, employment, housing, and youth services. I interviewed Larry Lue, the Chief Executive Officer of Chinatown Service Center who gave an amazing interview and told us about the entire organization and how it serves Chinatown as well as other communities in the San Gabriel Valley.
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    Castelar Elementary School is the only public elementary school in the Chinatown area. Castelar is evolving and despite the budget cuts, the school is still improving